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Sony Bravia X90J 55-inch 4K TV with HDMI 2.1 is now available in India

Sony has launched the Bravia X90J 4K smart TV series in India, starting with the 55-inch model. The highlight feature of the new smart TV series is the inclusion of HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz refresh rate support at 4K resolution with auto low-latency mode and variable refresh rate. This essentially makes the TV the perfect...

The Best Android TV Boxes and Sticks: Chromecast with Google TV, Nvidia Shield TV, and more!

Although smart TVs have managed to make their way into many households, there are still a lot of consumers stuck with the non-smart or 'dumb' TVs. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy way to make these 'dumb' TVs smart. All you have to do is attach an Android TV Box or Android TV Stick...

Google TV can now be emulated for app development

The Chromecast with Google TV was released last year, becoming the first device to run the updated Google TV software experience. While still based on Android TV, Google TV's interface tweaks and custom launcher are different enough that some app developers might want to test their work on it. Thankfully, Google is now rolling out...

Android TV’s outdated remote control app is getting overhauled

We knew Google has been quietly preparing to introduce a new remote remote control experience for Android phones, and the company officially shared what that will look like when it becomes available later this year.. The feature arrives alongside a flurry of news at Google I/O 2021, including Android 12’s new Material You design. Google said...

Google is scaring TiVo away from Android TV

TiVo started as a DVR box for over-the-air television, but the brand is now used for various TV products under its current owner, Xperi. The TiVo Stream 4K was released last year as a $50 Android TV player, though most excitement around the product faded once the Chromecast with Google TV arrived later that year....

Google I/O 2021 schedule goes live: Here’s what to look out for

Earlier this month, Google announced when its highly-anticipated developer conference will take place. Google I/O 2021 kicks off on May 18th and lasts through May 20th, and it'll be a virtual event that's free for anyone to attend. Today, Google published the full schedule for the event, giving us an overview of what sessions will...

Google will kill Play Movies and TV app on Roku and several smart TVs

Google is sunsetting the Google Play Movies and TV app on several platforms. The move comes after Google renamed the Google Play Movies and TV app on Android to Google TV last year. In an email sent out to users (via The Verge), Google has announced the Google Play Movies and TV app will no longer...

Sony Bravia X80J and Bravia XR A90J are the first TVs with Google TV that you can buy right away

With the launch of the new Chromecast last year, Google introduced a special version of Android TV called Google TV. Google had stressed that it is a custom UX solution that would focus on content discovery and content aggregation that is built on top of Android TV, kind of like an alternative to PatchWall and...

Google adds Kid Profile support to the Chromecast with Google TV

Google said it plans to add support for Kid Profiles to the Chromecast with Google TV following an outcry from users. When the Chromecast with Google TV launched, the experience introduced a more polished UI that emphasized personalized recommendations. Essentially, it shows you content based on what you’ve watched and the genres you like. Overall, it's...

Google TV app preps a new remote control feature for your Android TV

The Google TV app on Android (previously Play Movies & TV) is getting a new remote control feature that will let you control your Android TV. XDA's Mishaal Rahman, has spotted the feature in the latest Google TV release (v4.25) and, while it isn't live yet, he has managed to enable it manually to get...

Google TV’s basic mode strips away apps and other smart features

The first smart TVs that launch with Google TV will offer a “Basic TV” mode, which will strip the smart features away for a more barebones experience. According to 9to5Google, the Basic TV option will appear as you set up a new TV running on Google TV. “The idea behind this version of Google TV is to...

Amazon Music comes to Google TV and all Android TV devices

Amazon Music is making its way to Google TV and all devices running Android TV. The new addition arrives shortly after Google TV added the Apple TV app, along with the service’s many original movies and TV shows. Of course, Amazon’s music streaming service is an alternative to the many other music streaming services on the...